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Newcomer Tim Elliott Will Face John Dodson At “UFC On FOX 3″

It appears UFC newcomer Tim Elliott will step right into the fire, as Elliott will replace Darren Uyenoyama and face John Dodson at UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller. The card takes place May 5 from East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Elliott’s signing was first reported by, with the fighter taking over for Uyenoyama on the UFC’s official website. After starting his MMA career 0-2-1, Elliott has won eight straight, including a victory over Jens Pulver via knockout.

Dodson (12-5) won his UFC debut and is a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter, stopping T.J. Dillashaw in the finals. The fight is expected to be part of the FUEL TV-televised prelim card.